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Process Design & Detail Engineering - Certificate Program

Process Design Engineering is at the heart of much of the chemical, oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. The process design engineering deals with transportation and transformation of solids, liquids and gases in sync with other engineering disciplines including Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation etc. The other activities of specific importance are separation processes including distillation, heat transfer, hydraulics and fluid flow, reaction engineering, but also process control and economics. These are the fundamental principles of process engineering. This course considers the areas of process engineering that are most commonly encountered, and will provide a detail understanding of the fundamentals to the non-specialist, and a refresher to practicing engineers, with examples that will be drawn from a range of process industries including oil and gas processing, petrochemicals, chemical manufacturing.

Program Starting From : March 16, 2024


120 Hrs. | 12 - 15 Weeks

Weekdays & weekend batches available


Online Session

Live & interactive sessions with industry experts


10 Modules + Project

Industry vetted curriculum designed to boost your career

Program Objective

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Learn to interpret flowsheets and process flow diagrams.

  • Understand the use of mass and energy balances in process design.

  • Gain a basic understanding of fluid flow, including pumping and mixing.

  • Study examples relevant to the oil and gas industry.

  • Design a heat exchanger and know advantages/disadvantages of different types.

  • Understand distillation and separations used in oil and gas processing.

  • Appreciate the need to control environmental pollution from industry.

  • Learn how to control processes.

  • Perform a basic economic analysis of a project.

  • Understand the safety and environmental responsibility on process engineers.

Process Design Course Agenda

Start your upskilling journey with our guided curriculum with application based learning approach.

Module 01 | Process Design Engineering - An Introduction

  • Role of Process Engineer.

  • Work flow chart in EPC.

  • Process Design Deliverables.

  • Basic Engineering Package 

  • Front End Engineering Design.

  • Engineering, Procurement & Commissioning.

  • Upstream | Mid Stream | Down Stream.

Module 02 | Process Engineering Design Basis

  • Process Engineering Design Basis.

  • Design Pressure consideration in Process Design.

  • Design Temperature consideration in Process Design.

  • Material Selection for Process Conditions.

Module 03 | Process Simulations, Heat Mass Balance & Process Flow Diagram

  • Simulators for Process Design.

  • Components of a Process Simulator.

  • Selection of Thermophysical Property Packages.

  • Example of a Distillation Column Simulation.

Module 04 | Hydraulic Calculations in Process Design

  • Line Sizing - Liquid | Gas | Two Phase.

  • Pump Performance Curves.

  • Pump Minimum Circulation Flow.

  • Control Valves Sizing.

  • Hydraulic Calculations for Pumping System

  • Actual Problem Discussion.

  • Compressible Flow & Flare Network Calculations.

Module 05 | Piping & Instrumentation Diagram - P&ID

  • Process Engineering Design Basis.

  • Design Pressure consideration in Process Design.

  • Design Temperature consideration in Process Design.

  • Material Selection for Process Conditions.

Module 06 | Pressure Safety Valve - PSV

  • Terms: Set Pressure, Overpressure, Relieving Pressure, Blow-down, Reseating Pressure.

  • Safety Valve, Relief valve v/s Safety Relief Valve.

  • Conventional, Balanced Bellows & Pilot Type Safety Valve.

  • Overpressure Scenarios, Allowable Overpressures and Sparing Philosophy.

  • Calculations of Relief loads for Various Overpressure Scenarios.

  • Orifice Sizing for Vapor, liquid and two phase relief.

Module 07 | Vessel Sizing

  • Single Phase Vessel.

  • Two Phase Separator Sizing.

  • Three Phase Separator Sizing.

  • Preparation of Excel Sheet.

Module 08 | Heat Exchanger Design

  • Types of Heat Exchangers.

  • TEMA Configurations.

  • Design Parameters for Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers:

    • Exchanger Orientation.

    • Approach Temperatures.

    • Fouling Factors.

    • Fluid Allocation.

    • Baffle Orientation, Baffle Cut, Baffle Spacing.

  • LMTD Correction factor, Shells in Series.

  • Design example of a Heat Exchanger.

Module 09 | Distillation Column Design

  • Mc-Cabe Thiele Method.

  • Determination of Minimum no. of Stages, Minimum Reflux.

  • Concept of Optimum Reflux.

  • Determination of Actual no. of Stages at Optimum Reflux.

  • Optimum Feed Tray Location, Reboiler & Condenser Duties.

  • Tray Column v/s Packed Column.

  • Tray Column Terminologies in Hydraulic Calculations.

  • Operating/ Design Envelope for a Tray Column: Jet Flood, Downcomer Flood, Weeping, Entrainment.

  • KG Tower Software for Hydraulic Calculations, Hydraulic Design Limits.

Module 10 | Compressor Study

  • Types & Selection of Compressors.

  • Centrifugal Compressor Performance Curves- Surge & Stone Wall Operation.

  • Anti-Surge Control System.

  • Compressor Capacity Control Methods.

  • Settle-out Pressure Calculations.

  • Typical Compressor P&ID Scheme.

  • Multi-Stage Refrigeration System.

  • Inter-Coolers in Multi-Stage Compressors.

Module 11 | Final Revision, Closing & Certification

  • Doubts Clarifications.

  • Typical Questions in a Process Engineering Interviews.

  • Mock Interview Preparation.

Who Will Benefit

College Students & Recent

Prepare for your next opportunity by pursuing process design skills from industry experts

Those Considering for Post Graduation

Strengthen your core technical skills before pursuing an MBA, M-Tech or other specialization program

Experienced & Mid-Career Professionals

Broaden your learning horizon & upskill to supercharge your career & to amplify your growth opportunities

Career Options

Piping Stress Engineers has great scope in India & Abroad. Piping Engineering is a specialized engineering discipline that deals with the planning and layout of a robust piping system with an aim to effectively transport fluids, such as liquids and gases, from one point to the other within a process plant or a commercial building.


Owing to the fact that pipes are quite elementary to our day-to-day needs and to industries such as Oil & Gas, Energy, Construction, Manufacturing, Chemical etc., there is always a need for trained and skilled Piping Stress Engineers who can support & ensure the design safety, implementation and maintenance of complex and large-scale piping systems for these industries.

Program Eligibility

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering with relevant work experience from any recognized University or an equivalent degree recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with minimum 50% marks at Graduation Level.

Program Fees

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